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January 20, 2012 by beerogre
Nick and the guys from Worthy Painting have just finished their fantastic Eldar Phantom Titan.
Nice clean basic job for battle gaming. Did notice they missed painting the spirit stone on the helm though.
It was left off for personal preference. Thanks for the comment. Nick
Fair enough! Also the comment on the vid you made about the painting process being somewhat unique seemed odd. It’s actually very common practice for large scale kits to be prepainted before assembly. It’s far easier. Keep up the good work!
Basic painting? you think this is “basic” painting? Looks a fair site more that basic to me. Maybe I am not understanding what you mean by basic, but this is quite detailed. They did an awesome job blending in the ink glazes. The blue shimmers. Subtle, and really awesome if you study it. Look at the gradient of blue on the shoulder pads, and how well the color blends. You have to consider the scale too. Painting at that scale requires a lot of blending, and you have to be really consist ant with your highlighting across the entire model or it looks goofy. I agree that they could have done more with the eyes, perhaps a few fiddly bits, but otherwise a ‘brilliant’ job.
Sure hope the Ork vehicle isn’t a walking trash can – not that I am going to buy one mind, but I an definitely not a fan of the Stompa. Pretty much looks like Warren wearing a big baggy dress.
When it comes to professional paintjobs – yes, this is basic. Those effects can be replicated very, very easily with minimal fuss using an airbrush. I would recommend purchasing one. No detailed freehand patterning or artwork over large plate sections, no signs of weathering or any battle damage, nothing spectacular about the basing. It’s just very crisp and clean and painted neatly. That’s kinda basic to me.
Maybe this is just a taste issue, but I still think you are underestimating the demands of scale that are associated with painting something this large while having in look realistic side by side with the troopers. While the technique’s associated may be simple, mastery of the technique, with results such as the ones here – such clean artful blending and shading using both paint and ink, take considerable effort to master. And there is freehand detail, just very crisp and clean – not overdone (which befits the craftworld’s history): the shoulder pads and icon on the chest plate. As far as battle damage, I think thats truly just a personal preference. I don’t like it that much myself, think its a bit overdone on most mini’s, and I can imagine that Iyanden’s determination to rise up to its former glory would manifest itself in the maintenance of their war machines
You seem like an ideal customer for these guys. Give em a call! =D
Largest model Forgeworld make? pfft, guess he hasn’t seen the Manta, that thing makes this thing look like a action figure.
When i say largest was meant to say tallest, I have seen the Manta hoping to be working on one very soon! Nick
the manta is a lot bigger, but hey, i’d like to see it being blown out of the sky by a squad of nightwings!
That’s a very clean paint job you guys did. I wish I had a air brush
A very wise investment indeed.
Magnificent but sort of comic book style I think, I understand what jaerin saying its beautiful but clean, Like it hasnt seen battle yet, just came off the eldar assembly line.
All said and done it looks fantastic. You spoke about playing with/against it, is it owned by a friend?
I have an airbrush, I really must try and use it. What is a good project to learn with?
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